Here’s how to find and use Facebook Live: a comprehensive guide

It’s easy to find live videos on Facebook’s desktop site and mobile app.


You can find live videos on Facebook by tapping the “Live” shortcut or by filtering your results in the “Watch” section.You can also use the search function to find any live videos you may have in mind.Additionally, live videos may also appear in people’s stories at the top of your newsfeed.You may want to search for live videos to find programs that aren’t popping up on your newsfeed — whether you’re expecting their broadcast or just browsing for something new.Visit Business Insider’s Tech Reference library for more stories.

Live videos on Facebook are great for watching videos ranging from broadcasted events to a friend’s beach view.

Depending on who you follow, live videos may appear at the top of your newsfeed. However, you may also want to discover programs that may be going on without your knowledge — or search for a particular one you may have in mind.

To locate live videos, you can use the “Live Videos” shortcut. Additionally, you can head to the “Watch” section of Facebook, which contains all videos — both recorded and live streaming. You can then search for a video or filter your results to show only live shows.

Here’s how to access and search for live videos.

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How to find live videos on Facebook on a mobile device

1. Open the Facebook app on your phone or tablet.

2. Tap the rightmost tab — the three bars at the bottom of your screen — to open a menu.

3. Tap the first option “Live videos.”

Find “Live Videos.”

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4. This will automatically open the live videos section of Facebook. Videos will load in a few seconds and you can scroll to browse. Tap any video to open it or simply watch it from the newsfeed.

5. You can also select “Watch” from the original menu instead of tapping “Live Videos.” This will bring you to the general video section of Facebook, which includes all videos — both live and previously recorded ones.

6. Tap the “Live” category at the top to filter or enter a video you have in mind in the search bar at the top. You can also scroll down through the newsfeed to find a video currently streaming.

Tap “Live.”

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How to find live videos on the Facebook website

1. Open Facebook on your desktop browser of choice.

2. Click the “Watch” section on the left hand side.

Find the “Watch” tab.

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3. This will open the general video section of Facebook. Click the “Live” tab on the left hand side to browse videos currently streaming. You can also use the search bar to search for one you may have in mind.

Open the “Live” section.

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4. Scroll down to find categories: Popular Live Videos, Live News, Live Musicians and Shows, and Live Gaming. Click on any video to open it and begin watching.


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